False statement regarding NSAIDs – Medicine MCQ

Which of the following is a false statement?
A. Acetaminophen does not have anti-inflammatory action
B. NSAIDs with least cardiovascular risk in Naproxen
C. Gastric irritation is more severe with NSAIDs compared to aspirin
D. Non selective COX-2 inhibitors are contraindicated in postoperative patients

Correct answer: C. Gastric irritation is more severe with NSAIDs compared to aspirin

Explanation:

  • Gastric irritation is most severe with aspirin.
  • It can cause gastric mucosal erosion and ulceration leading to bleeding and perforation.

Reference: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition, Page 68.

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